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The Real Housewives of Toronto oozes wealth and drama on Slice

You know what you’re going to get from The Real Housewives franchise. Cameras follow a gaggle of ladies as they go about their highfalutin lives, juggling cocktail parties and galas, strutting red carpets and posing for pictures, hanging out and complaining about how simply awful their lives are.

So, is The Real Housewives of Toronto—bowing Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Slice—like all the others? Yup, and that’s just fine if you enjoy it. If that’s not your cup of expensive, shipped directly from the source, organically-grown tea, then you should skip the program altogether.

“When you have money and a fabulous life, lots of people want to be your ‘friend,'” fashionista Kara Alloway warns during the opening tease. (Thankfully, I have never had that problem.)

Set against a poppy, bass-driven soundtrack we meet Roxy Earle, who is equally unapologetic about her body as she is her personality. And why shouldn’t she be? Confident and opinionated, she’s the type of woman who isn’t afraid to speak her mind, and I love her for it. (If only she wouldn’t refer to herself in the third person.) Roxy’s husband is older than her, her dog has a private chef and is groomed every other week, and she spends weekends in Turks and Caicos.

Then it’s on to Ann Kaplan Mulholland, who lives in tony Forest Hill and started a finance company when she was a single mother. Now it’s one of the biggest in Canada. Ann is a sharp contrast to Roxy; older, married to plastic surgeon Stephen Mulholland, and an avid collector of diamonds.

I won’t introduce the other ladies in the cast—I’ll let viewers enjoy the entrances and backstories of Kara Alloway, Grego Minot, Joan Kelley Walker and Jana Webb themselves—but suffice it to say slow-motion walking, clothes shopping (in Kara’s case, with Jesus as her wingman), smoothies, workouts and lunches are the most stressful events faced by the six in Episode 1.

The Real Housewives of Toronto certainly isn’t Cardinal or Bellevue and it’s not supposed to be. A series like this is meant to be ogled, analyzed and enjoyed like the entertaining confection it is. So go ahead and do it.

The Real Housewives of Toronto airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Slice.

Image courtesy of Corus.


Introducing the six from the 6ix: Slice reveals The Real Housewives of Toronto

From a media release:

This March share in all the glitz, glamour and drama that Toronto has to offer with The Real Housewives of Toronto premiering Tuesday, March 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Sliceâ„¢. The hotly anticipated 10×60 series follows six of Toronto’s most privileged, powerful and glamorous women as they navigate the elite social scene of Canada’s largest city. Watch as the ladies open up their extravagant lives and share every shocking moment as they deal with the ups and downs of relationships, careers and family.

The wait is over. Meet The Real Housewives of Toronto:

  • Kara Alloway – devout fashionista, mother of three.
  • Roxy Earle – outspoken jet-setter and entrepreneur.Gregoriane (Grego) Minot – proud mother and life of the party.
  • Gregoriane (Grego) Minot – proud mother and life of the party.
  • Ann Kaplan Mulholland – sharp businesswoman with an even sharper wit.
  • Joan Kelley Walker – small town girl living the big city dream life.
  • Jana Webb – sizzling fitness CEO and single mother.

The housewives juggle many responsibilities including families, growing empires, multiple homes and jam-packed social calendars. Throughout the series, cameras follow them at home in Toronto, north to Ontario’s playground for the rich and famous, Muskoka, and across the ocean to Barcelona, Spain. The housewives live large in every sense; dining at Toronto’s top restaurants, attending lavish soirées, travelling first class to luxurious destinations, and shopping for the very best designer clothes, shoes and jewelry. But not all that glitters is gold as the women deal with the highs and lows of living large in the big city.

The Real Housewives of Toronto is the latest series to join The Real Housewives franchise, which includes Orange County, New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey, Beverly Hills, Dallas, Potomac and international additions from England, Australia, New Zealand and Vancouver.

The series is produced by Lark Productions, in association with Corus Entertainment’s Slice™.